We are appealing for information following two burglaries in Newport where Asian gold jewellery has been stolen.

At approximately 7.50pm on Tuesday 19th December, we received a report of a residential break at an address in  Ladyhill Road.  It is believed the break in had only just occurred and the offenders gained access through a downstairs rear window.  During the burglary Asian gold jewellery worth between £50,000- £60,000 was taken. Log 447 19/12/17 refers.

On Thursday 14th December, we received a report of a burglary at an address on Eisteddfod Walk which happened at approximately 6.10pm.  During the burglary the offenders took 2 identical Asian gold bracelets worth approximately £2,000.  Two men, described as being in their late teens/early 20’s, white and wearing dark hooded clothing and tracksuit tops were seen running from the property towards Chepstow Road.  Log 378 14/12/17 refers.

We have had a number of similar cases in recent months and we believe the offenders are targeting specific homes in a bid to steal valuable Asian gold. 

We would advise people take extra precautions to secure their valuables and avoid becoming a victim of theft:

• Keep any high value items in a safe deposit box or bank. Where this is not possible, put them in a safe, which is secured to a wall or floor and complies with official insurance rating standards.

• Take numerous pictures of your jewellery and itemise each one on your home insurance to ensure they are covered by your policy.

• Invest in CCTV and burglar alarms wherever possible for extra security and peace of mind.

• These criminals are believed to scope areas for homes that could be potential targets, please be aware of anybody acting suspiciously. If you are in any doubt, call us.

Anyone who has information about these burglaries or has been offered high value gold for sale is asked to call 101 quoting the relevant log number.